Labor unions feel pain of pension ref...

Labor unions feel pain of pension reform votes in San Diego, San Jose

There are 11 comments on the Washington Times story from Jun 7, 2012, titled Labor unions feel pain of pension reform votes in San Diego, San Jose. In it, Washington Times reports that:

SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2012 Hear those alarm clocks ringing from the West Coast? It's a big wake-up call for America's public labor unions, and they better not hit the snooze button.

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TedsLiver

Union City, CA

#1 Jun 7, 2012
A victory for taxpayers!
gotcha

United States

#2 Jun 7, 2012
If you want the fire fighters to get in line have the mayor to tell them they will have to work 8 hr. shifts 5 days a week with NO overtime.... That would kill them. They like only haveing to show up for work ten days a month.
Laughing at idiots

Sacramento, CA

#3 Jun 8, 2012
I understand your frustration but it's being taken out on the wrong people. Your ex police chief gets over $500,000.00 a year retirement. He's not the one that goes into your burning house to save your kids or scrapes you up off the highway when you chrash because you were texting. There's more than enough retirement money to pay pensions to people who worked for it if only it wasn't going to those who worke the least.

One of your ex chiefs is a quadrupal dipper. He get a retirement from a different "small town force", gets retirement from the CHP through PERS, gets retirement from San Jose and gets Social Security.

Why don't you try to correct the problem rather than just screw all government employees?

Is it because you had to wear knee-pads to keep your suckass job that didn't have any retirement?
TedsLiver

New Almaden, CA

#4 Jun 9, 2012
Laughing at idiots wrote:
I understand your frustration but it's being taken out on the wrong people. Your ex police chief gets over $500,000.00 a year retirement. He's not the one that goes into your burning house to save your kids or scrapes you up off the highway when you chrash because you were texting. There's more than enough retirement money to pay pensions to people who worked for it if only it wasn't going to those who worke the least.
One of your ex chiefs is a quadrupal dipper. He get a retirement from a different "small town force", gets retirement from the CHP through PERS, gets retirement from San Jose and gets Social Security.
Why don't you try to correct the problem rather than just screw all government employees?
Is it because you had to wear knee-pads to keep your suckass job that didn't have any retirement?
Sorry, you would have to teach me how get on my knees loser. Heard you do a lot swallowing.
The average officer in San Jose can retire in their early 50's and get 70 to 90k yearly while then getting another job. We are not asking they give it up but, pay for part of it along with medical. Not too much to ask so the city can hire more police and keep libraries open.
Laughing at idiots

Rancho Cordova, CA

#5 Jun 9, 2012
TedsLiver wrote:
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Sorry, you would have to teach me how get on my knees loser. Heard you do a lot swallowing.
The average officer in San Jose can retire in their early 50's and get 70 to 90k yearly while then getting another job. We are not asking they give it up but, pay for part of it along with medical. Not too much to ask so the city can hire more police and keep libraries open.
While YOUR motives may be honorable, most of the working class republicans that I know are jealous of the fact that union employees settled for retirement and benefits during the boom years instead of high wages like most people were making and now that those working class republicans have lost that high pay they're whining. It's sour grapes.

The problem of under funded pensions comes from the various governments failure to stand up to their end of the bargain and put the money they promised to put into retirement programs and it's time to pay the piper.

It's sour grapes.

Oh, and as an ex-union member, Id always contributed to my pension.

Do you want to have a discussion on how to solve the problem?

Since: May 12

Carlsbad, CA

#6 Jun 10, 2012
notice how just about everytime you have to deal with some public government employee they always think they are much better than everyone else, and feel superior and screw with taxpayers at every chance they get... Thye are arrogant, and hide behind a governmnet popsition and feel immune from stupid mistakes that screw citizens...
Here Is One is a liar

Rancho Cordova, CA

#7 Jun 10, 2012
retiredat44 wrote:
notice how just about everytime you have to deal with some public government employee they always think they are much better than everyone else, and feel superior and screw with taxpayers at every chance they get... Thye are arrogant, and hide behind a governmnet popsition and feel immune from stupid mistakes that screw citizens...
Wow, I know lots of public employees and the only ones who fit your description are the republicans who work for government. Fact!
TedsLiver

New Almaden, CA

#8 Jun 11, 2012
retiredat44 wrote:
notice how just about everytime you have to deal with some public government employee they always think they are much better than everyone else, and feel superior and screw with taxpayers at every chance they get... Thye are arrogant, and hide behind a governmnet popsition and feel immune from stupid mistakes that screw citizens...
. Unfortunate but true.
Here Is One is a moron

Sacramento, CA

#9 Jun 11, 2012
TedsLiver wrote:
<quoted text>. Unfortunate but true.
Do some reading, learn some facts then baybe we can discuss the issue.

You're ignorant and biased..........
TedsLiver

Antioch, CA

#11 Jun 11, 2012
Here Is One is a moron wrote:
<quoted text>
Do some reading, learn some facts then baybe we can discuss the issue.
You're ignorant and biased..........
. No I'm a fed up taxpayer who has spent time at the DMV and County offices. You are a Moron.
Here Is one is a liar

Rancho Cordova, CA

#12 Jun 11, 2012
TedsLiver wrote:
<quoted text>. No I'm a fed up taxpayer who has spent time at the DMV and County offices. You are a Moron.
I was just at DMV the other day and everyone was working their butts off. I'll say it again: I know lots of public employees and the only ones who fit your description are the republicans who work for government. Fact!

You are either biased beyond belief or are an idiot.

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